Iran-born Londoner Shervin Shaeri began his career writing music to picture for artists, directors, and photographers.
Now as creative director of the creative audio agency Mutant Jukebox, specialising in bespoke music composition, he DJs a guest mix for us here on Free Lab Radio.
"On being asked to create my first ever mix for Free Lab Radio I instantly felt a little tinge of nostalgia. In the early days of the station - which at that time resided in a tiny studio in Londons tin pan ally - where I applied for a volunteering program through uni, and was kindly taken on by the team. With a some experience in engineering and audio tech I quickly was able to help out. For me, a time of discovery. My interest in experimental music started a couple of years earlier with a visit from a cousin of mine and her husband who lived out in LA. I clearly remember the day that I felt my 'sonic awareness' open up. Both had gone off for a couple of days and left me with a file of cds, and so i dived in. With hindsight it was a turning point, so the selection is a nod to that time featuring tracks by Alvo Noto and Ryoji Ikeda of Raster-Noton, Warp artists such as Boards of Canada and Plaid and Skam artists such as Bola and Quinoline Yellow."
1. Even Spring - Plaid
2. Nothing Happens In June - Ulrich Schnauss
3. Sphere - Funckarma
4. Tank - Shuttle 358
5. In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country - Boards of Canada
6. Mapa - Murcof
7. Plotreturn - Quinoline Yellow
8. Bitstream (Arovane Mix) - Phonem
9. Mdrmx - Brothomstates
10. u_08 - Alvo Noto
11. data_microhelix - Ryoji Ikeda
12. Magnasushi - Bola
13. Talgarth - Quinoline Yellow
14. Monday - Paracetamol - Ulrich Schnauss
15. Between Us and Them - Ulrich Schnauss